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"Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.

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Yes, the two Bobs provided the hit songs and Frankie provided the voice.

Was Bob Crewe later involved in Califronia politics or was that Mike Curb?

Of course, it could have been both.

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Hey, weren't the guys in Atomic Rooster undercover communist agents or something?

 

I was going to post something else, but I Saw Her Standing There just refused to go away. So here 'tis:

 

 

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Well they were undercover during their career, though they did have a few

moderate hits. I don't know about communist agents. Then they would have

been Atomic Red Rooster.

 

Hard to forget that just 17 line. Whoever did the video and audio synching did

a fab job.

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Actually, that Atomic Rooster is a communist plot line was just a reference to a thread here, active many months ago now, about Communism and the movies. I don't remember the details, but I suggested that perhaps the musicians in Atomic Rooster were Communist spies, carrying essential Western secrets in their instrument cases, or something. It wasn't a very memorable joke, so I didn't really expect anyone would remember it.

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I remember some humorous back and forth in different threads about

rather absurd possible communist agents, but I don't remember AR in

particular. Considering their rather low profile in the music world, they

likely would have made good agents, with nobody paying much attention

to their comings and goings. But maybe it is time to take a second look

at Red Foley. Hmmmmm. Makes one wonder. ?:|

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Well, we all know what Pete Townsend said in M-m-m-My Generation. Bet he often wished he could take that back -actually, he's probably gotten over it by now. He's had plenty of time.

 

 

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Ry Cooder! The guitarist's guitarist. So good, so legendary, so cool. How come Mr. Cooder's music has never graced this, or any of the other music threads ? (so far as I know...)

 

One of those first-rate but very low-profile guys who are happy to keep it that way. Here's one of his trademark tunes, Little Sister. And just because I can, I'm posting the studio and then a live version - they're both good, but different.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5bxb7AlEU (studio, 1979)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OIgZQj1aqs (live, 1982 )

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I remember reading about Curb way back when, when he was trying to keep

rock safe and inoffensive, and he later went on to a political career in Cali. It's

all old news now.

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It is a little-known fact that Billy Idol's actual surname was "Budd", and he changed it to avoid confusion with the ill-fated Herman Melville character.

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It's also the title of a song by Morrissey, though as far as I can tell,

the song has little to do with the Melville story. I don't think he has

ever recorded a song called Moby Dick, though Zep did. Funny how

things work.

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U2's own huge success has paradoxically worked against them, in that some feel they are just another bloated self-satisfied mega-band. Despite this unflattering - and I think, unfair - description of them, they are and always have been pretty darn good.

 

There is a musican around, moderately popular, whose name is "Moby". He's ok, not really my kind of music. Perhaps he too should have changed his last name, to, predictably enough, "Dick". :|

 

Also, wasn't there a 60s band called "Moby Grape"? This always made me think of a Kool-Aid flavour.

 

Final thought on "Moby": remember the kid joke, the bad boy who'd add an apostrophe to the first word of the title of Melville's famous novel? I mean, after the name "Moby" - everyone thought it was hilarious, at least, everyone in grade 7.

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There's this odd "indie" band, very good, all the musicians with streaming long hair reminiscent of the early 70s, called "My Morning Jacket". Why they favoured this name I cannot tell. I don't know much about them, but I do know that this song absolutely rocks: Mageetah. The live version even features a b**ls -out New York ending. I like the Spanish moss decor, too.

 

 

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...and, just to avoid confusion, Moby Grape (featuring Loretta Young's son) never recorded a song called "Moby Dick". The group did, though, record a song called "The Grapes of Wrath".

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Big Salad time again! ( I realize that this must seem a completely obscure, even esoteric, post, except to finance and possibly C.B. Oh well.)

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What great names we had for bands back then - Moby Grape, The Chocolate Watch Band, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lothar and the Hand People, Oedipus Rex and the M-F-ers...

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I'd have to disagree on that. I've always put them in more or less the same

class as far as talent goes. In terms of sales U2 likely do outdo R.E.M., and

though it's close, IMO Bono outdoes Stipe in pretentiousness.

 

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A late edition of the Yardbirds doing Dazed and Confused. This is a

more free form version than the one that appeared on the first Led

Zeppelin album, and of course it's live too, which makes a difference.

Jimmy's wearing the mother of all puffy shirts.

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58mQvW0ROag

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